United Nations(UN)’s International Human Solidarity Day is annually observed across the globe on 20th December to celebrate the unity in diversity across the world.
The day creates public awareness and reminds the governments to honour their commitment to international agreements.
The International Human solidarity Day has been observed since 2006.
To encourage new initiatives for poverty eradication and create awareness about the importance of solidarity.
Objectives of the International Human Solidarity Day:
- To celebrate our unity in diversity
- To remind governments to respect their commitments to international agreements
- To raise public awareness of the importance of solidarity
- To encourage debate on the ways to promote solidarity for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals including poverty eradication
- To encourage new initiatives for poverty eradication.
Identifying Solidarity as a fundamental and universal values, the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) adopted the resolution A/RES/60/209 on 22nd December 2005 and proclaimed the 20th December of every year as the International Human Solidarity Day
i.The UN Women marks the International Human Solidarity day highlights the day with a focus on gender equality.
ii.The UN Women’s slogan “HeForShe” is used for the worldwide solidarity movement for gender equality.
World Solidarity Fund:
i.The UNGA adopted the resolution A/RES/57/265 on 20th December 2002 and established the World Solidarity Fund, which was set up as a trust fund of the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) in February 2003.
ii.The objective of the Fund is to eradicate poverty and promote human and social development in the developing countries.
About United Nations Development Programme (UNDP):
Administrator– Achim Steiner
Headquarter– New York, United States of America